special_olympic_web.jpgMIAMI — Three Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School athletes — Devante Leconte, Richard Guy and Alan Ogman — participated in the recent state Special Olympics and emerged as special winners taking first-place honors.

Kim Ferreira, Krop teacher and Special Olympics Team sponsor, and paraprofessional Willie Anglin also attended the state olympics where Leconte won first place in the wheelchair shot put and 100m wheelchair, Guy was the first-place shot put winner and Ogman won first place in the tennis ball throw.

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School is a comprehensive high school designed to offer a rigorous academic program while providing opportunities for students to engage in numerous extra-curricular activities, to excel in athletics, and to shine through its performing arts magnet, The STAR Academy.

Founded 10 years ago, Krop’s tradition of excellence is exhibited in the school’s recent “A” rating from the state’s Department of Education and through the awards and recognition earned by the students and faculty.

Over the past 10 years, Krop students have garnered nearly $80 million in college scholarships and won numerous athletic and academic championships, including four State Championships in Girls’ and Boys’ Tennis and superior ratings in District and Statewide performances.

The school’s graduation rate is among the highest in the county with 86 percent of seniors graduating, and of those graduating, 98 percent indicate they are attending a two- or four-year university.

For more information contact Dawn M. Baglos, principal, 305-652-6808.


SPECIAL WINNERS: From left, paraprofessional Willie Anglin; first-place wheelchair shot put and 100m wheelchair winner Devante Leconte; first-place place shot put winner Richard Guy.